Clean Water Workshops

Creek Freaks equips educators to deliver fun and effective watershed education lessons to youth. Join us for a one or two-day workshop to explore exciting, hands-on lessons and venture outside for SOS stream monitoring training! These workshops are a great resource for teachers and non-formal educators.

Save Our Streams introduces adult participants to a basic overview of stream ecology, as well as training in water quality monitoring, including hands-on activities and a day of biological, chemical, and physical stream monitoring in the field. Participants will learn how to assess stream habitat and watershed land uses, and will also receive the tools they need to start their own stewardship or restoration project. 

Upcoming Workshops

Maryland: May 25, 2017 (May 26, Optional) 
Creek Freaks Program Leader Training
Creek Freaks training equips educators with the knowledge and skills to deliver fun and effective watershed education lessons to youth. Join us for a one day workshop where we will explore exciting hands on lessons and curriculum, and venture outside for SOS stream monitoring training! If you wish to become a Creek Freaks Facilitator, join us for an additional half day on Friday, May 26th, to learn how to host your own Training! View the flyer for more information. Register >>

South Dakota: June 8-9, 2017
Creek Freaks Teachers Training

The Rapid City Chapter in conjunction with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus West will be promoting a teachers training of the Creek Freaks program, June 8-9. The training is targeting all of the Black Hills region schools, science and math teachers, and service agencies such as Youth and Family Services and The Club For Boys. More >>

West Virginia: June 20, 2017
SOS Training
  
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he Blue Heron Environmental Network will be hosting a SOS Training at the West Virginia Conservation Agency on June 20 from 10am-5pm. Register >> 

Water Monitoring Webinar Series


June 8 2017: 1-2 pm ET
"Long-term Look at Changes in the Quality of our Nation’s Rivers and Streams"

This webinar will be presented by Lori Sprague from the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Program. Register >>

June 13, 2017: 2-3 pm ET
"
State Use of Volunteer Monitoring Data"
Presented by Jody Arthur from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management; James Beckley, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; Jo Latimore, Michigan State University; and MiCorps, this webinar will be moderated by Julie Vastine from the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring. Register >>

SOS monitoring
Creek Freaks Workshops provide a basic overview of stream ecology, guidance on managing the logistics of ongoing youth programs, and hands-on training on activities from the Creek Freaks curriculum, including classroom activities and biological, chemical, and physical stream monitoring. Participants will also learn how to use the www.creekfreaks.net website, which allows educators and students to post data, photos, videos, and stories about their streams.

Questions? Contact Samantha Roth at sroth@iwla.org or (301) 548-0150 x222.